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In January we publish a UK edition of The Beat of the Pendulum, a mesmerising ‘found novel’ by Catherine Chidgey. It has been likened to “a single-volume Knausgaard”, and here is Catherine with Karl Ove at a signing earlier this year. #bookstagram #literaryfiction #book #catherinechidgey #karloveknausgaard #thebeatofthependulum #nzbooks #newzealand #aucklandwritersfestival
Poetic nostalgia.
How I feel after delivering a show stopping poem at a Ponsonby poetry night. I glide over Ponsonby, umbrella in hand, and catching the attention of onlookers below. 
I am recording a poem today, and it is a fusion between poetry and the Mary Poppins song Chim Chim Cher-ee. Stay tuned my friends. 
#ponsonby #ponsonbycentral #auckland #nz #aucklandcity #aucklandartgallery #poetry #nzpoet #nzpoetry #aucklandwritersfestival #universityofauckland #marypoppins #film #nostelgia #hitfilm #creativity #poeticjustice #worldpoetryday #filmography #mediastudies #americanpoetry #britishpoetry #style
Poetic nostalgia. How I feel after delivering a show stopping poem at a Ponsonby poetry night. I glide over Ponsonby, umbrella in hand, and catching the attention of onlookers below. I am recording a poem today, and it is a fusion between poetry and the Mary Poppins song Chim Chim Cher-ee. Stay tuned my friends. #ponsonby  #ponsonbycentral  #auckland  #nz  #aucklandcity  #aucklandartgallery  #poetry  #nzpoet  #nzpoetry  #aucklandwritersfestival  #universityofauckland  #marypoppins  #film  #nostelgia  #hitfilm  #creativity  #poeticjustice  #worldpoetryday  #filmography  #mediastudies  #americanpoetry  #britishpoetry  #style 
Yes I am in a corporate box. And yes there are large groups of people around me chatting and socializing. And yes I am standing by myself; alone. I believe there is a metaphor in everything, and that this was no accident. Being a poet doesn't mean you're always going to fit in. People aren't always going to take you seriously. People say poetry doesn't save lives, or build buildings, or bakes cakes, or influence politics. People say poetry is useless. Whilst I like to network at social events I found it very hard tonight. People will generally gravitate to you if they see you as a person of influence at these big events. And clearly in their eyes I was not. Poetry isn't important enough. Well I'll show you. And I'm coming for you first Auckland Council. I'll show you that poetry is the most effective public policy influencing mechanism out there. I dream that poetry will one day influence elections, transform democracy and implement public policies. I am going to post a poem tomorrow night so bare with my friends. 
#rugby #allblacks #nz #auckland #edenpark #poetry #poetrycommunity #nzpoet #nzpoetry #universityofauckland #politics #parliamenthouse #nzlabour #nznational #aucklandcouncil #nzwriters #aucklandwritersfestival #political
Yes I am in a corporate box. And yes there are large groups of people around me chatting and socializing. And yes I am standing by myself; alone. I believe there is a metaphor in everything, and that this was no accident. Being a poet doesn't mean you're always going to fit in. People aren't always going to take you seriously. People say poetry doesn't save lives, or build buildings, or bakes cakes, or influence politics. People say poetry is useless. Whilst I like to network at social events I found it very hard tonight. People will generally gravitate to you if they see you as a person of influence at these big events. And clearly in their eyes I was not. Poetry isn't important enough. Well I'll show you. And I'm coming for you first Auckland Council. I'll show you that poetry is the most effective public policy influencing mechanism out there. I dream that poetry will one day influence elections, transform democracy and implement public policies. I am going to post a poem tomorrow night so bare with my friends. #rugby  #allblacks  #nz  #auckland  #edenpark  #poetry  #poetrycommunity  #nzpoet  #nzpoetry  #universityofauckland  #politics  #parliamenthouse  #nzlabour  #nznational  #aucklandcouncil  #nzwriters  #aucklandwritersfestival  #political 
Full Too Much and Not The Mood- Durga Chew Bose talk with Ella are up on Vimeo. Link in my bio guysss.
credit to @Lorde_fix
Full Too Much and Not The Mood- Durga Chew Bose talk with Ella are up on Vimeo. Link in my bio guysss. credit to @Lorde_fix
✨ MAY HIGHLIGHT ✨: Our new kids show, Spinderella went up at the #AucklandWritersFestival!! 😎  Thank you @aklwritersfest for having us. Spinderella MC and his crew will be back in August! Stay posted for more information
✨ MAY HIGHLIGHT ✨: Our new kids show, Spinderella went up at the #AucklandWritersFestival !! 😎 Thank you @aklwritersfest for having us. Spinderella MC and his crew will be back in August! Stay posted for more information
I'm reading out one of my dearest works 'The Metropolis' tonight at the Ponsonby Creative Performance Night. If you haven't yet listened to it, you can find it on this page. Also, trying out a new mode of transport tonight. Many years ago man stepped foot on the moon now they have contraptions such as the rip stick. I'm still getting the hang of it as you can see at the end there. 
Poem coming very soon. If I don't get seriously injured riding this rip stick because there are no rip stick cycle lanes here in Auckland. 
#ponsonbynz #ponsonbycentral #auckland #aucklandcentral #ripstick #publictransport #aucklandcouncil #aucklandtransport #poetry #poetrycommunity #nzpoet #aucklandwritersfestival #universityofauckland
I'm reading out one of my dearest works 'The Metropolis' tonight at the Ponsonby Creative Performance Night. If you haven't yet listened to it, you can find it on this page. Also, trying out a new mode of transport tonight. Many years ago man stepped foot on the moon now they have contraptions such as the rip stick. I'm still getting the hang of it as you can see at the end there. Poem coming very soon. If I don't get seriously injured riding this rip stick because there are no rip stick cycle lanes here in Auckland. #ponsonbynz  #ponsonbycentral  #auckland  #aucklandcentral  #ripstick  #publictransport  #aucklandcouncil  #aucklandtransport  #poetry  #poetrycommunity  #nzpoet  #aucklandwritersfestival  #universityofauckland 
Rule number one. Always have about 5 books on the go. 
#aucklandwritersfestival #creativenonfiction #bookstagram
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hanging by a thread or hardly hanging?
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Saw some talks at the #aucklandwritersfestival over the weekend that were honest and raw and inspiring. I also now know that I owe a hefty chunk of my bookcase(s) to the kick-ass ladies of #viragopress who brought women writers out of the dark and into the window. 
#feminism #publishing #talkingaboutit
Pretty mean book haul from the Auckland Writers Festival over the weekend .
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#readsbym #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #aucklandwritersfestival #awf18 #amazing #Auckland #nz #nzauthor #authors #tbr #toread #newbooks #books
A fascinating conversation about writing and life, between Karl Ove Knausgård and Paula Morris at the @aklwritersfest #karloveknausgård #aucklandwritersfestival #thewritinglife
So guess who was lucky enough to get to go see Ngugi wa Thiong’o talking with Kubé Jones-Neill at @aklwritersfest? Meeeee!! (what sort of amazing lecturer gives out free tickets for world-class literary events as rewards for A grades?!)
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Ngugi is not just a bloody great writer, but also a human rights champion who spends his life and work grappling with the post-colonial experience. Described as the Kenyan Mandela, he literally wrote one of his most powerful novels on TOILET PAPER inside a MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON that he was thrown in just for using his voice and work to protest injustice.
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Anyway... Ngugi spent quite a bit of time talking about the weaponised racism of colonialism, in particular specific destructive acts like the destroying of native language to create a barrier between the people and their culture - thus creating a barrier between them and their identity. As he was speaking in NZ, and has spent some time in the country previously, he talked about parallels between the Kenyan experience and the experiences and struggles of tāngata Māori to retain their taonga (both tangible and intangible) under Pākehā colonialism.
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Now, about 90% of the audience was made up of old white people (which, I guess, is par for the course when something’s on during the work/uni day) who were all listening intently and nodding along - and I started to actually get rather pissed off. I do not believe for a single second that none of those people are complicit in upholding colonial Pākehā racism in this country. I’m not saying that there aren’t some Silent Gen and Baby Boomers who are genuinely woke, but I can definitely say that the majority aren’t - just look at voting polls and results in those demographics. So seeing all those people nodding along like ‘oh, yes, racism, so very bad, that poor man’, when I KNOW that a lot of them commit micro-aggressions and racial profiling etc (at the very least) in their day to day life, got me boiling. CONTINUED IN COMMENTS ⬇️⬇️⬇️
So guess who was lucky enough to get to go see Ngugi wa Thiong’o talking with Kubé Jones-Neill at @aklwritersfest? Meeeee!! (what sort of amazing lecturer gives out free tickets for world-class literary events as rewards for A grades?!) . Ngugi is not just a bloody great writer, but also a human rights champion who spends his life and work grappling with the post-colonial experience. Described as the Kenyan Mandela, he literally wrote one of his most powerful novels on TOILET PAPER inside a MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON that he was thrown in just for using his voice and work to protest injustice. . Anyway... Ngugi spent quite a bit of time talking about the weaponised racism of colonialism, in particular specific destructive acts like the destroying of native language to create a barrier between the people and their culture - thus creating a barrier between them and their identity. As he was speaking in NZ, and has spent some time in the country previously, he talked about parallels between the Kenyan experience and the experiences and struggles of tāngata Māori to retain their taonga (both tangible and intangible) under Pākehā colonialism. . Now, about 90% of the audience was made up of old white people (which, I guess, is par for the course when something’s on during the work/uni day) who were all listening intently and nodding along - and I started to actually get rather pissed off. I do not believe for a single second that none of those people are complicit in upholding colonial Pākehā racism in this country. I’m not saying that there aren’t some Silent Gen and Baby Boomers who are genuinely woke, but I can definitely say that the majority aren’t - just look at voting polls and results in those demographics. So seeing all those people nodding along like ‘oh, yes, racism, so very bad, that poor man’, when I KNOW that a lot of them commit micro-aggressions and racial profiling etc (at the very least) in their day to day life, got me boiling. CONTINUED IN COMMENTS ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Fanboying at the @aklwritersfest with living legend Witi Ihimaera. #witiihimaera #aucklandwritersfestival
An inspiring and insightful evening listening to Lang Leav; her struggles, her writing, and her advice for fellow creatives ❤️🖋 #aucklandwritersfestival
An inspiring and insightful evening listening to Lang Leav; her struggles, her writing, and her advice for fellow creatives ❤️🖋 #aucklandwritersfestival 
The buzz of the #AWF18 Festival Gala Night: True Stories Told Live:Under Cover matched with the hum of a well-crafted 🍷 #centralotagopinotnoir #nzwine. Salute to brilliantly told true stories without prop or script by Susie Boyt (England), Lisa Dwan (Ireland), Gigi Fenster (South Africa/NZ), Alex Ross (US), Damon Salesa (Samoa/ NZ), Tom Scott(NZ), Shashi Tharoor (India) and Jenny Zhang (US). 🍷🍷
The buzz of the #AWF18  Festival Gala Night: True Stories Told Live:Under Cover matched with the hum of a well-crafted 🍷 #centralotagopinotnoir  #nzwine . Salute to brilliantly told true stories without prop or script by Susie Boyt (England), Lisa Dwan (Ireland), Gigi Fenster (South Africa/NZ), Alex Ross (US), Damon Salesa (Samoa/ NZ), Tom Scott(NZ), Shashi Tharoor (India) and Jenny Zhang (US). 🍷🍷
Told @durgapolashi not to get specific with her signature cause this would be a book that travels. So, whose keen on getting this in the mail — marked and mucked up— after I’ve had a read? .
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#awf18 #canadianwriter #aucklandwritersfestival #goodreads
"I've never met you before, but I recognised this feeling." -Recognition, @langleav 💕#aucklandwritersfestival
Also today - I enjoyed the @aklwritersfest talk with Lloyd Jones and Kapka Kassabova about her book Border & about Borders in general - she also made mention of Jones’ book The Cage, which I’m now keen to read...my book pile is growing...
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#llyodjones #thecage #kapkakassabova #aucklandwritersfestival #auckland #aotearoa #newzealand #books #reading #nonfiction #border #borders #europe #journey #travel #inconversation #asbtheatre #aoteacentre @aucklandlive
Also today - I enjoyed the @aklwritersfest talk with Lloyd Jones and Kapka Kassabova about her book Border & about Borders in general - she also made mention of Jones’ book The Cage, which I’m now keen to read...my book pile is growing... . . . #llyodjones  #thecage  #kapkakassabova  #aucklandwritersfestival  #auckland  #aotearoa  #newzealand  #books  #reading  #nonfiction  #border  #borders  #europe  #journey  #travel  #inconversation  #asbtheatre  #aoteacentre  @aucklandlive
Hanging with my two princesses at the #aucklandwritersfestival. Spinderella by @theblackfriarsnz was so much fun Isla couldn’t keep still.
Hanging with my two princesses at the #aucklandwritersfestival . Spinderella by @theblackfriarsnz was so much fun Isla couldn’t keep still.
In the bus on the way home from #aucklandwritersfestival having had the absolute pleasure of spending time with @jesseblackadder over the last few days. So many fabulous writers and readers!! #amreading
In the bus on the way home from #aucklandwritersfestival  having had the absolute pleasure of spending time with @jesseblackadder over the last few days. So many fabulous writers and readers!! #amreading 
Looking forward to reading this 👍😉#aucklandwritersfestival #inspired #keepwriting
A couple of literary superstars #karloveknausgaard from Norway and #karenjoyfowler from US #aucklandwritersfestival
The giant 3D map got busy today! #awf18 #aucklandwritersfestival
Great night on O'Connell street where barbershops, chocolatiers, dress shops and wine bars shared their spaces with storytellers #aucklandwritersfestival #callonoconnell
Dear @langleav ... you're awesome. #awf18 #aucklandwritersfestival #newzealand #langleav
More festival fun meeting Amy Goldstein a Pulitzer prize winning journalist!! #aucklandwritersfestival
Walking to the Auckland Writers Festival one Autumn morning. #rangitoto #aucklandwritersfestival #tāmāki #aotearoa
It was a dream come true to meet you in person @langleav. Your words and talent are incredible. Keep writing and inspiring ❤️❤️❤️ #aucklandwritersfestival  #langleav #sadgirls #seaofstrangers
I met @langleav today at the #AucklandWritersFestival and got to thank her personally for helping open opportunities for us girls — aspiring writers, and/ or readers, to fall in love again with the written word ❤️
I met @langleav today at the #AucklandWritersFestival  and got to thank her personally for helping open opportunities for us girls — aspiring writers, and/ or readers, to fall in love again with the written word ❤️
I am completely horizontal and expect to be for the next 11-ish hours cos I am SHATTERED but here are my #awf18 lerrrks. #black #fashion #bathroomselfies #mirrorselfie #awf18 #aucklandwritersfestival #redhairdontcare #regrowth
Dear Karl Ove Knausgaard,

They say you should never meet your heroes but I couldn’t disagree more. We need to meet our heroes to see that they’re flawed, human, broken, breakable and pieced back together, just like us. 
In My Struggle, you  never try to be anything you’re not. Hearing you talk about life with such vigour and passion, being so articulate and showing  yourself not as an untouchable literary rockstar but as a man that came into stardom accidentally, was immensely grounding. 
You are a man: flesh, blood, bones and tendons. 
By bringing yourself as close as you can to literature you brought us - a theatre full of people that hung off his every word - together. From the girl that confessed her love for you during Q&A to the people I met and chatted with in the signing line. 
When I met you, I wanted say that your meticulous detail and meandering pace helped ground me, helped me appreciate the small parts of everyday life and pay attention to the unique of sensations that make up every day. 
So I said: Your books have helped me appreciate the small things in life again, like opening the fridge. 
You smiled at that. “Opening the fridge”. Twenty minutes in line, rehearsing what I was going to say and that’s the one moment that came to mind. I felt idiotic. I wanted the world to swallow me. 
You showed me that that’s okay because I’m human; flawed, broken and breakable, just like you. -
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Dear Karl Ove Knausgaard, They say you should never meet your heroes but I couldn’t disagree more. We need to meet our heroes to see that they’re flawed, human, broken, breakable and pieced back together, just like us. In My Struggle, you never try to be anything you’re not. Hearing you talk about life with such vigour and passion, being so articulate and showing yourself not as an untouchable literary rockstar but as a man that came into stardom accidentally, was immensely grounding. You are a man: flesh, blood, bones and tendons. By bringing yourself as close as you can to literature you brought us - a theatre full of people that hung off his every word - together. From the girl that confessed her love for you during Q&A to the people I met and chatted with in the signing line. When I met you, I wanted say that your meticulous detail and meandering pace helped ground me, helped me appreciate the small parts of everyday life and pay attention to the unique of sensations that make up every day. So I said: Your books have helped me appreciate the small things in life again, like opening the fridge. You smiled at that. “Opening the fridge”. Twenty minutes in line, rehearsing what I was going to say and that’s the one moment that came to mind. I felt idiotic. I wanted the world to swallow me. You showed me that that’s okay because I’m human; flawed, broken and breakable, just like you. - - - - #karloveknausgaard  #mystruggle  #writersofinstagram  #readersofinstagram  #bookstagram  #aucklandwritersfestival  #awf2018 
Mr Tharoor nails it @aklwritersfest with Inglorious Empire!
Mr Tharoor nails it @aklwritersfest with Inglorious Empire!
If such a place existed. Poetic nostalgia. A great film, with my favorite actress Mary Stein (the landlady) from Babe the Pig. Incredible films can really help produce incredible poetry. 
How I feel right now. Looking out on to the world. The world is my oyster and poetry is my batten of peace. 
#film #filmphotography #babethepig #amazing #oscars #hollywood #poetry #nz #auckland #ponsonby #nzwriters #aucklandwritersfestival #nzpoet
Looking forward to reading Inspector Brunswick at the @aklwritersfest tomorrow morning 10am at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber. It’s free to attend so come on down with the family and help @lamsamwich and I search for the missing eyebrow!! 🐱🐶🔎 @inspectorbrunswick  #aucklandwritersfestival #inspectorbrunswick #thecaseofthemissingeyebrow #authorillustratorevent
Looking forward to seeing you at the @aklwritersfest tomorrow morning 10am at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber for a reading of Inspector Brunswick with author @lamsamwich and illustrator @angelakeoghan  It’s free to attend so come on down with the family and help us search for the missing eyebrow!! 🐱🐶🔎 #aucklandwritersfestival #inspectorbrunswick #thecaseofthemissingeyebrow #authorillustratorevent
Saturday night live #aucklandwritersfestival #aotearoa #outandabout with @roseyukich  #hopejahren #labgirl #plantlife #awf18
Two interesting sessions at #aucklandwritersfestival yesterday, #sashitharoor #ngugiwathiongo 📚#alessandrazecchini📚
Really interesting two days with @clodagh_higgins listening to two great speakers, writers, philosopher\historian during the Auckland Writers Festival. A.C Graylings talk on the crisis of democracy and David Christians talk on Big History. The idea of big history is so left field to my own traditional scope but it has definitely made me think. 🤔 Wish I had him as a lecturer back in the day. #history #auckland #aucklandwritersfestival #criticalthinking #googlinglongwords😂 #culturedasf #thatsmedonefortheyear @aklwritersfest
Really interesting two days with @clodagh_higgins listening to two great speakers, writers, philosopher\historian during the Auckland Writers Festival. A.C Graylings talk on the crisis of democracy and David Christians talk on Big History. The idea of big history is so left field to my own traditional scope but it has definitely made me think. 🤔 Wish I had him as a lecturer back in the day. #history  #auckland  #aucklandwritersfestival  #criticalthinking  #googlinglongwords 😂 #culturedasf  #thatsmedonefortheyear  @aklwritersfest
Giant map in Aotea Square is attracting some attention! https://bit.ly/2L9OPBJ  #awf18 #aucklandwritersfestival
Hanging out with comedy legend Robert Webb aka Jeremy from Peep Show at Auckland Writers Festival.
#aucklandwritersfestival #peepshow
A.S. King at the Auckland Writers Festival this afternoon
A.S. King at the Auckland Writers Festival this afternoon
После шуток про Трампа в парикмахерской с рогами на стенах и обсуждений феминизма, как формы противопоставления фаллической культуре; после историй о нечеловечной боли от несправедливости мира, правительства и вместе с тем о повседневной любви за то, что мы просто существуем не смотря на то, в каких условиях и какой ценой; после прочитанной вслух главы, посвящённой своей ещё не родившейся дочери от лица автора книги - отца девочки, после его трепетных, простых и очевидных слов, что мурашки по телу от описания полки без книг, которую однажды заполнят «её» любимые сборники детства; после страха за потерявшуюся четырехлетнюю девочку в центре шумного индийского городка, которая никогда на видела Индии и случайно выбежала из машины на проезжую часть; после сексуальных историй о романтических отношениях двух друзей, играющих в страсть, я наконец приземлилась на пол посреди зала в центре Окленда. Первый День длиною в неделю прошёл! Столько вдохновения, столько мыслей, новостей со всего мира! Книжные полки пестрят новыми, пахнущими типографией, историями 📚 одни пишут о Багдаде, другие - о поиске семьи, расколотой Холокостом, третьи - о мемуарах любимому псу, напоминающему ушедшую из жизни мать. Все писатели такие искренние! Шутят о своих мужьях и жёнах, делятся сокровенным, вытирают слезы в уголках глаз и смеются от души. В такие дни хочется обнимать мир! 
#aucklandwritersfestival #auckland #girl #wonderlust #dreamer #newzealandreamer
После шуток про Трампа в парикмахерской с рогами на стенах и обсуждений феминизма, как формы противопоставления фаллической культуре; после историй о нечеловечной боли от несправедливости мира, правительства и вместе с тем о повседневной любви за то, что мы просто существуем не смотря на то, в каких условиях и какой ценой; после прочитанной вслух главы, посвящённой своей ещё не родившейся дочери от лица автора книги - отца девочки, после его трепетных, простых и очевидных слов, что мурашки по телу от описания полки без книг, которую однажды заполнят «её» любимые сборники детства; после страха за потерявшуюся четырехлетнюю девочку в центре шумного индийского городка, которая никогда на видела Индии и случайно выбежала из машины на проезжую часть; после сексуальных историй о романтических отношениях двух друзей, играющих в страсть, я наконец приземлилась на пол посреди зала в центре Окленда. Первый День длиною в неделю прошёл! Столько вдохновения, столько мыслей, новостей со всего мира! Книжные полки пестрят новыми, пахнущими типографией, историями 📚 одни пишут о Багдаде, другие - о поиске семьи, расколотой Холокостом, третьи - о мемуарах любимому псу, напоминающему ушедшую из жизни мать. Все писатели такие искренние! Шутят о своих мужьях и жёнах, делятся сокровенным, вытирают слезы в уголках глаз и смеются от души. В такие дни хочется обнимать мир! #aucklandwritersfestival  #auckland  #girl  #wonderlust  #dreamer  #newzealandreamer 
City light. A little bit of bling for the #aucklandwritersfestival #viewfrommyroom #writinglife
A.C Grayling waxing poetic in his excellent witty English style about  democracy, or what is in actual fact the illusion of democracy in our world. I’m with you Mr. Grayling, we should demand transparency before it’s too late
#wakeup #showmethefuckingfairies #aucklandwritersfestival #writersofinstagram #inspiration #academic #acgrayling #transparancy #worldchange #newearth #brokeninstitutions #datarape #manipulation #supportchange #evolution #prohumanity
A. C. Grayling on Democracy. I could have listened  all day. #aucklandwritersfestival
Auckland Writers Festival, you beauty!! Lost all our graces meeting Robert Webb, David Eagleman and Neal Stephenson. Wandered into an evening of mind altering storytelling woven between Claire Cowan’s dream state music. Surreal. So real. #pinchmeimdreaming #blackbirdensemble #robertwebb #davideagleman #nealstephenson #sum #hownottobeaboy  #peepshow #aucklandwritersfestival #sowrite #dreamy #surreal
Part 2: Verruca city submerged (Sorry about my poor filming. My visual representation was poorly conveyed in this. Feel free to just listen to the words, or you can watch the footage and pair action with verbal dialogue). #nznature #nzpoetry #auckland #aucklandwritersfestival #poetry #poet #nzpoet #nzwriter #academic #nature #naturelovers #nzpoetry #universityofauckland #sealife #feet #toes #beautifultoes #nzwriters #robertfrost #americanpoet #politics #nzpolitics
Part 2: Verruca city submerged (Sorry about my poor filming. My visual representation was poorly conveyed in this. Feel free to just listen to the words, or you can watch the footage and pair action with verbal dialogue). #nznature  #nzpoetry  #auckland  #aucklandwritersfestival  #poetry  #poet  #nzpoet  #nzwriter  #academic  #nature  #naturelovers  #nzpoetry  #universityofauckland  #sealife  #feet  #toes  #beautifultoes  #nzwriters  #robertfrost  #americanpoet  #politics  #nzpolitics 
Poetry explanation: Part 1 
My toes were talking to black neritas and whelks today. I saw it as a beautiful allegory for race relations. If toes and whelks can come together, so can we as different civilisations who occupy this world. 
#auckland #nz #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetry #poet #nzpoet  #nzpoetry #nzwriters #nzwriter #nzwritersweek #beach #sealife #nature #nznature #politics #racerelations #universityofauckland #aucklandwritersfestival
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#aucklandwritersfestival #aoteasquare #auckland #writing #poetry #discussions #kidfriendly #ourakl #openbook #learning
The Dragon Brothers giant map at the AK Writers Festival, looking mysterious! #awf18 #aucklandwritersfestival find out more at https://bit.ly/2L9OPBJ
The Dragon Brothers giant map at the AK Writers Festival, looking mysterious! #awf18  #aucklandwritersfestival  find out more at https://bit.ly/2L9OPBJ
Dragon Bros Books on sale at the #aucklandwritersfestival #awf18
So that's how they make a stage show #dreamsbusted #backstage #aucklandwritersfestival
A car full of books. New books! A car full of new books! Wow. How many? @aklwritersfest
#aucklandwritersfestival #teenlibrarian #highschoollibrary #kkhslibrary
I am at the #aucklandwritersfestival WOW. Fabulous #wheretonow session last night discussing gender relations following #metoo and #timesup movements tackling some of the unconscious bias against women and legacies of being treated as the inferior human being. Also emotional moment at the welcome powhiri this morning, and finding my book in a festival stack for the first time 😅😅
I am at the #aucklandwritersfestival  WOW. Fabulous #wheretonow  session last night discussing gender relations following #metoo  and #timesup  movements tackling some of the unconscious bias against women and legacies of being treated as the inferior human being. Also emotional moment at the welcome powhiri this morning, and finding my book in a festival stack for the first time 😅😅
Gooooood morning #Auckland. Less than an hour till my second and final #author #talk at #AWF18. Apparently there’s a thunderstorm warning?? #AucklandWritersFestival #AWF2018
Resurrected some half finished drawings from an old sketchbook tonight after the inspiring talk by Chris Riddell at the Auckland Writers Festival tonight! He's my favourite children's book illustrator and I taught myself to draw by coping his work from The Edge Chronicles books, was amazing to meet him and give him a copy of my most recent artbook. What fun, I'm enjoying this journey. 
#matthaworthart #illustration #art #chrisriddell #aucklandwritersfestival #theedgechronicles #adventure #characterdesign #sketchbook #drawing #sketch #spiders #camping #maps #lost #Auckland #instagram
Resurrected some half finished drawings from an old sketchbook tonight after the inspiring talk by Chris Riddell at the Auckland Writers Festival tonight! He's my favourite children's book illustrator and I taught myself to draw by coping his work from The Edge Chronicles books, was amazing to meet him and give him a copy of my most recent artbook. What fun, I'm enjoying this journey. #matthaworthart  #illustration  #art  #chrisriddell  #aucklandwritersfestival  #theedgechronicles  #adventure  #characterdesign  #sketchbook  #drawing  #sketch  #spiders  #camping  #maps  #lost  #Auckland  #instagram 
That moment when... you're watching a panel discussion on the #metoo movement and you consider adjusting your Bumble settings to a 100 metre radius in the hope of meeting an enlightened, evolved bloke who doesn't advertise his wares with a snap of him in the bath, holding a massive fish, kicking the crap out of someone or just a headless, topless selfie of the bulge in his pants. Great panel discussion to kick off my Auckland Writers Festival. Four articulate, educated ladies with thoughtful, well reasoned opinions and Robert Webb, representing "all the men in the world" and doing a bloody good job of it. Cannot wait to watch him talk about his book on Friday. #aucklandwritersfestival2018 #wheretonow #aoteacentre #auckland #robertwebb #chomanhardi #ellahenry #hopejahren #charlottegrahammclay #aucklandwritersfestival #hownottobeaboy
That moment when... you're watching a panel discussion on the #metoo  movement and you consider adjusting your Bumble settings to a 100 metre radius in the hope of meeting an enlightened, evolved bloke who doesn't advertise his wares with a snap of him in the bath, holding a massive fish, kicking the crap out of someone or just a headless, topless selfie of the bulge in his pants. Great panel discussion to kick off my Auckland Writers Festival. Four articulate, educated ladies with thoughtful, well reasoned opinions and Robert Webb, representing "all the men in the world" and doing a bloody good job of it. Cannot wait to watch him talk about his book on Friday. #aucklandwritersfestival2018  #wheretonow  #aoteacentre  #auckland  #robertwebb  #chomanhardi  #ellahenry  #hopejahren  #charlottegrahammclay  #aucklandwritersfestival  #hownottobeaboy 
#wheretonow #aucklandwritersfestival a lot of 💡and a few 😢 on a Thursday
Thanks for letting me steal your illustration @chris_riddell - I couldn’t resist! It was great seeing you sketching @aucklandzoo & talking/sketching @aklwritersfest .
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#thesketcher #thekillingmoon #echoandthebunnymen #chrisridell #illustration #aucklandwritersfestival #aucklandlive #rfa
Today I had the pleasure of meeting @chris_riddell at the @aklwritersfest.

From his illustration work for some of the most memorable books I've ever read in both his own writing and with other authors, to his advocating for reading and libraries, it has all been a big influence on me.

I cannot even begin to express how much it meant to me to be able to meet him and listen to his chat with Kate De Goldi.

I did cry after talking to him and do quite a few crazy little happy dances.

Thank you Chris for all that you do, from the probably way overexcited purple haired young woman in the Aotea foyer who is gunna keep spending her spare time reading, drawing and creating whenever possible.

#gothgirl #100hugs #books #illustration #illustrator #aucklandwritersfestival #draweveryday #drawingisaverb #stylefindsyou
Today I had the pleasure of meeting @chris_riddell at the @aklwritersfest. From his illustration work for some of the most memorable books I've ever read in both his own writing and with other authors, to his advocating for reading and libraries, it has all been a big influence on me. I cannot even begin to express how much it meant to me to be able to meet him and listen to his chat with Kate De Goldi. I did cry after talking to him and do quite a few crazy little happy dances. Thank you Chris for all that you do, from the probably way overexcited purple haired young woman in the Aotea foyer who is gunna keep spending her spare time reading, drawing and creating whenever possible. #gothgirl  #100hugs  #books  #illustration  #illustrator  #aucklandwritersfestival  #draweveryday  #drawingisaverb  #stylefindsyou 
Lovely afternoon with Chch bookseller Rachel Eadie, Sarah Forster from The Sapling and 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate @chris_riddell at the AK Writers Festival. #awf18 #aucklandwritersfestival
Lovely afternoon with Chch bookseller Rachel Eadie, Sarah Forster from The Sapling and 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate @chris_riddell at the AK Writers Festival. #awf18  #aucklandwritersfestival 
Wonderful to see so much excitement and energy from @chris_riddell when asked to draw on stage. #aucklandwritersfestival
Wonderful to see so much excitement and energy from @chris_riddell when asked to draw on stage. #aucklandwritersfestival